Credit Cards

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Inking credit card guides

I’m extremely proud of how we display credit card information on this Frequent Miler blog.  We work hard to keep our information up to date.  We always show the best public signup offers even when it means sacrificing income (often the offers available through affiliate channels are not the best offers).  We use a formula to estimate each offer’s first year value and sort by that result so that the best offers come out on…

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“Must have” Chase cards

The other day I was working on a post detailing a first year credit card signup strategy for someone new to the points & miles game.  I didn’t finish the post because I got bogged down with the question of which Chase cards to recommend. As a result, I decided that the topic of “must-have” Chase cards required a post of its own.  This is that post. Chase has quite a few excellent cards, but…

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25x IHG, 4x everywhere else + 125K points after spend w/ new credit card offer

There’s a new (possibly targeted) offer out on the IHG Rewards Club Premier credit card that looks amazing for IHG enthusiasts: in addition to the intro bonus of 125K IHG points after spending $3K on purchases within the first 3 months, get 25x at IHG properties and 4x everywhere else for the first year. While IHG points can often be purchased for around half a cent (and sometimes quite a bit less), earning 25x on paid stays and 4x…

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A profitable stack at Dell (sort of)

We recently reported a targeted current Amex Offer available on some business cards that is good for 10% back at Dell. Those who found the offer on a Business Platinum card could make out even better since that card offers a twice-annual $100 credit for Dell purchases (subject to registration, available once between January and June and once between July and December). You could currently do some stacking with those discounts that turns at least one deal into…

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Cap One to take on Sapphire Reserve?

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, it appears that Capital One is preparing to release an ultra-premium travel rewards card next year to take on Chase’s Sapphire Reserve.  Caroline Lupini shares this info on Travel with Grant’s blog. Caroline says that the card should be released in the second quarter of 2020, and that she has it on “good authority” from a source that the card will have the following features: 10X…

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On my mind (Amex airline fee credits and gift card edition)

Amex Platinum and Gold cards offer a perk that helps offset the large annual fees: airline incidental fee reimbursements.  The idea is that when you use these cards on your selected airline to pay for incidental fees (checked bags, seat assignment fees, change fees, etc.) then Amex will reimburse that fee.  Platinum cards offer up to $200 back per calendar year, and the Amex Gold card offers up to $100 back. For years, many cardholders…

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15% back at select Marriott brands via Chase Offer [Targeted]

There’s a new Chase Offer out today good for 15% back at several limited-service Marriott brands up to $47 back. Unfortunately/fortunately I wasn’t targeted on this one as the ability to stack a shopping portal with this may have changed the math on a redemption I have coming up. It’s worth seeing if you have this one available — it would be especially good if you have it on a Marriott / Ritz credit card since you…

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Stack it: 10% back at Dell with new offer, look to stack with $100 back

There’s a new targeted Amex Offer out this morning good for 10% back at Dell. This offer is showing up on Amex business cards. I found it on a Business Platinum card, which is awesome because one of the key features of that card is a semi-annual $100 credit for purchases at Dell (once between January and June and once between July and December). If you have this new 10% back offer (good up to $1500 back), you could potentially…

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Amtrak 40K + $100 offer

If you like to travel by train, you may be interested in the newly-increased offer available on the Amtrak Guest Rewards World Mastercard: now get 40,000 points plus a $100 statement credit after spending $2,500 in the first 90 days. As points are worth about 2.5-2.9c each towards Amtrak tickets, that means you should get north of a thousand dollars worth of value out of this bonus towards train tickets. That’s a nice offer for those interested in…

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